Tag: Nato

Afghans say NATO killed 2 students as bomber attacks UN office

Afghan officials accused NATO-led troops of killing two school boys in central Afghanistan on Saturday after a patrol came under fire by Taliban insurgents, as three suicide bombers wearing police uniforms and burqas attacked the UN office in western city of Herat on Saturday, senior police and UN officials said.
Civilian casualties caused by international troops while fighting insurgents are an emotive issue in Afghanistan, causing friction between President Hamid

Taliban dismiss peace talks, NATO upbeat

Mid-level Taliban insurgency commanders do not believe their leaders have begun tentative peace talks with the Afghan government, with many vowing on Friday not to give up the fight after nearly 10 years of war.
NATO and Afghan officials have confirmed preliminary contacts between President Hamid Karzai's government and the Taliban, although doubt surrounds when those contacts were made, who they were made with and what, if any, progress was made.
But insurgency

Medvedev to discuss missile defence at NATO summit

DEAUVILLE: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed on Tuesday to attend next month's NATO summit and said Moscow was prepared to discuss the Alliance's proposed anti-missile shield.
Medvedev was speaking in the elegant French seaside resort of Deauville after talks with French and German leaders that were partly overshadowed by news of a bloody separatist attack in the Russian republic of Chechnya. President Nicolas Sarkozy and Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted Medvedev in order

Gunmen torch two NATO trucks in Balochistan

QUETTA/PESHAWAR: Gunmen on Tuesday torched vehicles carrying supplies for NATO troops fighting in Afghanistan, in the second such attack in 24 hours, police said.
The two tankers were attacked in Balochistan. Two men riding on a motorcycle held up the trucks at gun point, forcing the drivers and their helpers to leave, police official Khuda Bakhsh said. The gunmen doused the trucks in petrol before shooting at them at Dasht Bado town, 175 kilometres south of the provincial

NATO supply trucks cross Torkham after an 11-day hiatus

Following the US apology over NATO strikes inside the country's territory and an assurance that such incidents will not be repeated, the government allowed supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan via Torkham resume on Sunday.
Officials of civil administration and other law enforcement agencies in Torkham confirmed the resumption of supplies to NATO troops.
Shakir Afridi, general secretary of Goods Transporters Association said, "Four oil tankers have crossed

Blockade of NATO supplies affecting traditional trade as well

Transporters forced to spend huge sums to secure cargo, frozen goods and edibles
The government's decision to block supplies to NATO and US forces in Afghanistan is also affecting routine trade between the two countries, making uncertain the fate of stakeholders across the country, especially those in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Tribal Areas.
The government barred NATO supplies through Pakistan to cross into Afghanistan last Thursday after NATO helicopters fired

NATO investigates Afghan killings

An Afghan police commander said that NATO helicopters killed six community police on Friday as the military announced it was sending a team to investigate the charges.
Dozens of Afghans demonstrated in the eastern city of Khost alleging Western military helicopters killed the officers. Police sought to calm their anger.
A unit of community police, a militia-style force recently launched to fight Taliban insurgents in remote villages, opened fire on a NATO helicopter, Khost

NATO must work to achieve new vision: Rasmussen

NATO must adopt a new vision to combat modern threats and broaden partnerships with emerging powers such China and India, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday.
Rasmussen called for an alliance to face 21st century dangers such as cyber attacks, ballistic missiles and global terrorism as he outlined his views on a new "strategic concept" that NATO leaders will adopt in November.
The time had come for "an alliance which can defend the 900 million citizens of NATO